Engelland scored and tallied three shots in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Penguins on Monday. The 34-year-old has four goals, and three of them have come since the All-Star break. He is now just two goals and four points shy of tying career bests with 13 contests to go. Engelland is only averaging 18:04 per game, but that's also a career high along with his 98 shots.
Engelland scored the game-winning goal against Florida on Friday. The veteran defenseman has only marked the scoresheet in five of his past 36 games for two goals and six points, so you cannot rely on him for offensive production in any fantasy setting. In cavernous seasonal leagues, there is some value in his 50 shots, 39 PIM, 48 hits and 55 blocked shots during that 36-game stretch, but Engelland shouldn't be confused with a priority, either. Don't fret leaving him on the waiver wire.
Engelland scored a goal and added an assist during Wednesday's win over Minnesota. After missing the scoresheet in each of his past eight games, Engelland improved to two goals and 10 points for the campaign with Wednesday's showing. While the veteran defenseman helps out more in the peripheral categories (66 PIM, 85 hits and 84 blocked shots), there still aren't many fantasy settings where he moves the needle enough to warrant a roster spot.
Engelland has played in all 41 games this season, recording seven points and a plus-7 rating. Engelland has never been known for his offense, topping out at 17 points with the Penguins in 2011-12. He is, however, a steadying veteran presence on the Flames' blue line, as he's racked up 72 hits and 63 blocked shots while averaging 18:10 of ice time this season. The 34-year-old has also amassed 50 PIM this year, which -- combined with the aforementioned hits and blocks -- gives him modest cross-categorical value in the very deepest of leagues.
Engelland registered an assist, two shots on net, four PIM and three hits during Monday's loss to the Islanders. Engelland is capable of padding the PIM, hits and blocked shots columns, but he rarely finds the scoresheet. Monday's assist was just his fifth point through 25 games this season, after all. He could reward in deep leagues including peripheral statistics, but Engelland's lack of offense keeps his fantasy value limited.
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